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Evariste Ndayishimiye Wins Burundi Presidential Election 2020 Amid Electoral Fraud Allegations

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Burundi's ruling party CNDD-FDD's Evariste Ndayishimiye won the country’s 2020 presidential election held on May 20, 2020. That was announced by Burundi’s National Election Commission on May 25, 2020.

According to the announcement, Evariste Ndayishimiye, a former army major general, won 68.72% of the presidential vote, while his main rival Agathon Rwasa of the opposition party National Forces of Liberation (CNL) took 24.19% of the vote.

However, Mr Agathon Rwasa is said to have refused to concede defeat, citing electoral fraud and intimidation among other irregularities. As such, he reportedly indicated that he will appeal to the country’s Constitutional Court against the results.

Also, CNDD-FDD won the country’s 2020 parliamentary elections alias national assembly elections by a landslide, taking 72 seats of the parliament’s 100 seats.


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